Definitions for biodiversityˌbaɪ oʊ dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, -daɪ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bi•o•di•ver•si•tyˌbaɪ oʊ dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, -daɪ-(n.)
diversity of plant and animal species in an environment.
Origin of biodiversity:
the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)
"a high level of biodiversity is desirable"
the diversity (number and variety of species) of plant and animal life within a region
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
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